CHEBI:16842 - formaldehyde

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ChEBI Name formaldehyde
ChEBI ID CHEBI:16842
Definition The simplest aldehyde.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:5142, CHEBI:14274, CHEBI:24077, CHEBI:337763
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Formula CH2O
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 30.02598
InChI InChI=1S/CH2O/c1-2/h1H2
InChIKey WSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES [H]C([H])=O
Metabolite of Species Details
Homo sapiens (NCBI:9606) See: DOI
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): environmental contaminant
Any minor or unwanted substance introduced into the environment that can have undesired effects.
Biological Role(s): EC 3.5.1.4 (amidase) inhibitor
An EC 3.5.1.* (non-peptide linear amide C-N hydrolase) inhibitor that interferes with the action of amidase (EC 3.5.1.4).
carcinogenic agent
A role played by a chemical compound which is known to induce a process of carcinogenesis by corrupting normal cellular pathways, leading to the acquistion of tumoral capabilities.
allergen
A chemical compound which causes the onset of an allergic reaction by interacting with any of the molecular pathways involved in an allergy.
disinfectant
An antimicrobial agent that is applied to non-living objects to destroy harmful microorganisms or to inhibit their activity.
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Outgoing formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842) has role allergen (CHEBI:50904)
formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842) has role carcinogenic agent (CHEBI:50903)
formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842) has role disinfectant (CHEBI:48219)
formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842) has role EC 3.5.1.4 (amidase) inhibitor (CHEBI:77941)
formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842) has role environmental contaminant (CHEBI:78298)
formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842) is a aldehyde (CHEBI:17478)
formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842) is a one-carbon compound (CHEBI:64708)
Incoming compound 48/80 (CHEBI:75295) has functional parent formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842)
methanimine (CHEBI:38220) has functional parent formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842)
oxomethyl (CHEBI:29327) has functional parent formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842)
phosgene (CHEBI:29365) has functional parent formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842)
carbonylidene group (CHEBI:30152) is substituent group from formaldehyde (CHEBI:16842)
IUPAC Name
formaldehyde
Synonyms Sources
Formaldehyd NIST Chemistry WebBook
Formaldehyde KEGG COMPOUND
formaldehyde UniProt
FORMALDEHYDE PDBeChem
FORMALIN ChEMBL
Formalin KEGG COMPOUND
Methanal KEGG COMPOUND
Methylene oxide KEGG COMPOUND
Oxomethane KEGG COMPOUND
Oxomethylene KEGG COMPOUND
Database Links Databases
C00067 KEGG COMPOUND
c0122 UM-BBD
D00017 KEGG DRUG
DB03843 DrugBank
FLH PDBeChem
FOR PDBeChem
Formaldehyde Wikipedia
HMDB01426 HMDB
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
1209228 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
1209228 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
445 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
50-00-0 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
50-00-0 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
50-00-0 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
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06 March 2015